Baxter participates in pet adoption workshop

SUQUAMISH — Louise Baxter of Suquamish represented Kitsap Humane Society at a one-day workshop in Seattle presented by Petfinder, the online database of adoptable pets.

The workshop was sponsored by Petco and hosted by Seattle Animal Shelter.

Topics included how to use the high traffic of Petco stores to increase adoptions for Kitsap Humane Society; marketing pets online; tips and tricks to increase adoptions; using the Internet to increase donor and volunteer engagement; shelter medicine and training shelter dogs. Speakers came from across the country to present the program. is an online, searchable database with more than 300,000 adoptable pets from more than 14,000 animal shelters and rescue groups in North America. has facilitated more than 21 million adoptions since it was launched in 1996, according to


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